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Unwanted-72 Tablet

Unwanted-72 Tablet

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Information about Unwanted-72 Tablet

Unwanted 72 Tablet contains Levonorgestrel as a major ingredient.

Key benefits/uses of Unwanted 72 Tablet:
  • Used for emergency contraception
  • Provides a safe and effective way to prevent an unintended pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure
Direction for use/Dosage:
  • Take one tablet as soon as possible, not later than 72 hours of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure or as directed by the physician.
Indication:
  • Emergency contraception

Safety information:
  • The medicine is not intended to be used as a regular form of birth control
  • Do not exceed the recommended dose
  • Read the instruction leaflet/label carefully before use
  • Keep out of the reach and sight of children
  • Use under medical supervision

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is Unwanted 72?
It is an emergency contraceptive tablet which is used in case of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

Q. When is it appropriate to take Unwanted 72 tablet?
You should take it only in emergency situations such as unprotected sex, contraceptive failure (eg. broken condom) or irregular use of your birth control pills.

Q. How should I take Unwanted 72?
Take one tablet as soon as possible, not later than 72 hours of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.

Q. How effective is Unwanted 72?
The sooner you take it, the more effective it is. Unwanted 72 significantly reduces your chances of becoming pregnant if used within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.

Q. What are the side effects of Unwanted 72?
It is almost safe for all women. Some common side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headache and lower abdominal pain may occur. Your breasts may become more tender than usual. There is a possibility of unexpected vaginal bleeding, but this should clear up by the time you get your next period. Your periods may become irregular. Go for a pregnancy test if they are delayed by more than a week.

Q. Can I take Unwanted 72 during breastfeeding?
Yes, it is safe during breastfeeding. It is unlikely to cause any significant effect on milk quantity that can affect the infant adversely.

Q. How often can I use Unwanted 72?
It can be taken more than once in a month but it is advised only for emergency contraception. Keep using regular contraception like condoms, regular birth control pills, IUDs etc. for avoiding unwanted pregnancy.

Q. Is a pregnancy test required after taking Unwanted 72?
Although Unwanted 72 significantly reduces your chances of pregnancy, if your periods are delayed by more than a week, a pregnancy test is recommended. However, if you decide on continuing the pregnancy, you may do so as Unwanted 72 does not work if pregnancy has already been established. It does not cause harm to the foetus.

Q. Can Unwanted 72 be taken for regular birth control?
No, it is not indicated for regular birth control. It is used only as an emergency measure after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.

Q. Can Unwanted 72 protect against Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs) and HIV / AIDS?
No, it does not offer any protection from HIV / AIDS or other Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs). You can use condoms to protect yourself from STDs and HIV / AIDS.

Q. What is the difference between 'emergency contraceptive pill' and 'abortion pill'?
Pregnancy starts once the fertilized egg gets attached to the lining of the uterus (womb). Abortion pills contain medicine, which hinders the development of a pregnancy after it has occurred and also alters the character of the womb lining in a way that the fertilized egg gets detached, hence causing abortion. On the other hand, emergency contraceptive pills like Unwanted 72 contain female hormones which delay the release of egg or prevent movement of sperm towards the egg. This prevents fertilization and hence pregnancy. Unwanted 72 does not have any effect on a fertilized egg and hence does not cause abortion.

Q. Is Unwanted 72 effective if frequent acts of intercourse have occurred in a short duration of time?
Yes. It is effective if you have had several acts of intercourse in a short span of time. However, it is important that these acts have occurred within 72 hours before taking Unwanted 72. Also, since there is a chance of unintended pregnancy after frequent acts of unprotected sex in the same cycle, it is advisable to use a barrier contraceptive method (e.g. condom) until the next period even after using Unwanted 72.
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Last updated on:
20 Jun 2019 | 01:15 PM (IST)
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